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Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services Participates in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/02/2018

This October, Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

Pioneer Memorial Hospital partners with the Sanford Breast Health Institute to receive digital mammogram imaging services at our facility in Viborg. These screenings can help detect early changes in breast health. With low-dose X-rays, the trained mammography technologists capture images that detect lumps, changes in tissue or calcifications too small to be found by physical exam. Each mammogram is read by a radiologist who provides results to patients and referring physicians.

For more information, visit our website at www.pioneermemorial.org or call 605-326-5161 Ext. 3031 to schedule your next mammography appointment.

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